EIU

Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, United States
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Overview of Eastern Illinois University (EIU)

About this school

Eastern Illinois University, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its students choose it because, as the smallest public residential university in Illinois, it offers many of the advantages of a private school. For example, students are taught by regular faculty members in small classes on an attractive, compact campus. The 320-acre campus is located in Charleston, 55 miles from Champaign-Urbana.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,957
    • Men:2,335 Men (39.2%)
    • Women:3,622 Women (60.8%)

Location

Admission Information (EIU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Eastern Illinois University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
600 Lincoln Avenue
City, State, Zip
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone
(217) 581-2223
Fax
(217) 581-7060
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition for music program recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 8,420 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 4,951 applicants were admitted
Men
43% of 3,469 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,180 (30%) of 3,947 admitted students enrolled
Women
706 (29%) of 2,454 admitted students enrolled
Men
474 (32%) of 1,493 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.08
375 And Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
37%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
23%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (EIU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,678|Out-of-state: $13,868 (49.42%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,736 (41.2%)
  • Other Expenses: - $150 (0.63%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,067 (8.75%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Eastern Illinois University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001674
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
593 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
495 (83.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
491 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
37 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$13,760
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 395 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,503
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 398 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,542
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 311 (63.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
61 (9.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,575

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,693 (85.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,017 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,009 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
294 (9.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$13,067
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,355 (78.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,459
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,389 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,521
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,569 (52.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
521 (12.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,671

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,695
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (EIU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


419

Part-Time Faculty


108

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,325,267
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
706
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Eastern Illinois University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.0%

Programs & Majors (EIU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technical Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (40)


  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public History
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Science

Campus Life (EIU)

Location & Geography

Population


21,961

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


320 acres

Weather


Temperature
15.9 average low in January, 83.9 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Charleston
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Mattoon

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


38% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


62%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Eastern Illinois University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, greek organizations, black student union, intramural sports, university board, religious student organizations

Sororities


20% of women participate

Fraternities


16% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,133

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,957
Women
3,622
Men
2,335

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 19.1% Black/African-American
  • 7.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.8% White
  • 2.5% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 30 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,458

Student Resources (EIU)

Study resources